This site has been designed to serve as an
educational resource for presenters of engineering and science. Supported by Penn State’s Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education, the goal of this web
resource is to help students and presenters of engineering and science with their technical
The Leonhard Center is dedicated
to educating World-Class Engineers. One feature of a World-Class Engineer is
effectiveness in oral communication and this web resource fosters and supports the development of that key
About this site
features videos of presentations from students, faculty, and professionals in the fields of engineering and
science. All of the student talks on this site are between six and ten minutes long. The examples of the
TED presentations range from six to twenty minutes.
be several TED speakers featured throughout the site. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and
Design. Each year, the TED organization holds a conference and invites innovators from these fields to give
talks about their work. All presenters can learn from the excellent talks that are available from
TED and are encouraged to learn more about the TED organization.
also learn more about Penn State's independent TED event TEDxPSU.
Students, we hope that you can watch these examples and think about how you can continue to develop and strengthen
the key elements that are discussed in your own presentations.
Instructors, we hope that
you can show these videos in class or as an assignment to your students to assist in teaching the presentation
components of your courses.
Effective technical presentations are discussed from four perspectives: structure, speech, delivery, and
We would welcome
feedback about what other types of material you would find to be helpful and would like to see addressed on this
site. Please contact the site editor with
questions or suggestions.